Purr is a 76 minute ambient track intended to be played at low volume as background ambience, preferably as you go to sleep. It generates a warm and cozy feeling, like having a cat purring next to your head.
With a high fidelity stereo system possessing good bass response, some of the infrasonic qualities will come through, thus adding to the trancey and hypnotic effect of the work. It is my feeling, based on some study of infrasound, that what one hears as a cat's purr is only part of the spectrum of sound actually being generated, much of it below the threshold of conscious hearing, in the infrasonic range.
The recording does not vary significantly throughout its duration, except for subtle rising and diminishing of volume at various points. All of the recording is synthesized. It is not a recording of an actual cat.
I hope you enjoy it. I made it as a gift for someone, without the intention of releasing it, but it has come to be a favorite, so I have permission to share it...
This album was commissioned by, and is dedicated to the artist Aria Nadii, who listens to it every night, and with whose blessing I am making it available to you.
Let Purr become your favorite bedtime album.
Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please visit the WHR homepage to explore our complete catalog of experimental and ambient recordings. All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a netlabel.
July 5, 2010 Subject:
Delightful and Useful
I listen to trance/drone music while working hours on end as a web applications programmer...and this track is in league with the Constant track on the Ophir album by Mystified. The thrill of the Purrrr...a true delight...(he says, smiling knowingly, calmly, self-contained and at peace with the world...
September 4, 2005 Subject:
Sehr minimalistisch, was eigentlich ja nicht schlecht ist. Das dominierende Geräusch empfinde ich persönlich aber als zu hart und zum Entspannen als zu schnell.
November 17, 2004 Subject:
What a delightful gift to the world
I've struggled with sleep patterns all my life, and this is a great thing to release on humanity.
September 10, 2004 Subject:
A very hypnotic, relaxing album. Great for chilling out! I can see why Aria might listen to it so often.